Friday, November 27, 2009

Hitch Hikers



As I returned to my apartment this evening my new neighbors introduced themselves.  They are two very sweet girls in their early 20's who wanted to know if I'd be interested in sharing the bill for wireless internet service.  I have wireless and they offered to help pay the bill if I give them my access code.  I have no problem with sharing expenses, but how much risk is there to me if I give them my WEP?  Can someone hack into my computer that way? 

9 comments:

gayle said...

My husband is in the computer business and he said you should not do it.... The IP is assigned to you and anything that might happen good or bad can be traced back to you.

A Good Moroccan said...

This does sound a little risky....as they're not close friends or family.

f8hasit said...

Nope.
Don't share your IP address. It isn't worth the risk.

kenju said...

I agree with the others.

UberGrumpy said...

Yup. Don't do it.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I'd say don't do it, not worth the few dollars you might save.

Smileyfreak said...

I don't know anything about IP addresses but if you don't know them,don't do it :)

Kate said...

I think if anyhting illegal happened such as porn etc it could be traced to your IP and leave you liable. I am not sure though but I would still suggest caution.

Kate xx

Jen said...

Thanks everyone for your input. I don't feel right about it, so I'm not going to do it.

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